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English National Opera

Overview
Works: 457 works in 951 publications in 3 languages and 13,794 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Filmed performances  Excerpts  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Internet videos  Art music  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Other, Actor, 475, Instrumentalist, Artist, Organizer of meeting, Editor
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Most widely held works about English National Opera
 
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Most widely held works by English National Opera
Giulio Cesare by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A studio performance of one of Handel's best known operas by the English National Opera. The Opera, a tale of love and power based on Shakespeare's play, was first performed in 1724 at the Haymarket Theatre in London using castrati singers in the heroes roles. This lavish production follows modern practice in using women in these parts, and in particular, Dame Janet Baker creates the virtuoso role of Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings, in Latin and English, of Julius Caesar
Mary Stuart by Gaetano Donizetti( )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irrepressible Eric Idle (Monty Python's Flying Circus) teams up with the English National Opera in this hilarious performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved comic opera, The Mikado. This rollicking version of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular tale relocates the action from ancient Japan to a 1920s English seaside resort. Here the rule of the Mikado is absolute--and often prone to whimsy. Ko-Ko (Eric Idle) is sentenced to death for the crime of flirting, but in a strange turn of events is instead named "Lord High Executioner." A delightful farce ensues as Ko-Ko can't behead anyone without first cutting off his own head. But by the second act, the Mikado demands an execution and Ko-Ko must delicately sing and dance his way around a messy situation involving the Mikado's son and his secret love Yum Yum
The twilight of the gods = Götterdämmerung : act III, scenes 2 & 3 (sung in English) by Richard Wagner( )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd : an opera by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the moral dilemma of Captain Vere when, in accordance with Admiralty regulations, he must demand the court martial to sentence to death by hanging the innocent seaman who was provoked to strike and kill the villainous master-at-arms
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridged holiday presentation for families of opera's most popular comedy, sung in English, features a cast of youthful Met stars: Isabel Leonard is the feisty Rosina, Alek Shrader is her suitor, Count Almaviva, and Rodion Pogossov is Figaro, the resourceful barber of the title. John Del Carlo sings as Rosina's foolish guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and Yves Abel conducts
The Carmelites by Francis Poulenc( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Makropulos case by Leoš Janáček( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariodante : an opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king of Scotland's daughter is treacherously accused of infidelity to her fiancé in this tale of trickery, betrayal, mistaken identity and sexual jealousy
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Blond Eckbert by Judith Weir( )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blond Eckbert: Opera in Two Acts based on a fairytale by Ludwig Tieck
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and German and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera
The Stage works of Béla Bartók by Béla Bartók( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original
Tannhauser by Richard Wagner( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and German and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seventeen ghost stories by authors including Eleanor Farjeon, Joan Aiken, Walter R. Brooks, and Leon Garfield
Madama Butterfly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus features (all on disc 2): Backstage at the Met with host Renée Fleming: interviews with Patricia Racette, Marcello Giordani, Maria Zifchak and Carolyn Choa; Anthony Minghella talks about Madama Butterfly
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Stage works of Béla Bartók
Covers
ParsifalThe Stage works of Béla BartókTannhauserOf exile and music : a twentieth century lifeBackstage at the opera
Alternative Names

controlled identityLondon Coliseum (Organization : London, England)

controlled identitySadler's Wells Opera Company

Anglická národní opera

E.N.O. (English National Opera)

English National Opera

English National Opera bouwwerk in het Verenigd Koninkrijk

English National Opera opera company based in London

ENO

ENO (English National Opera)

ENO (Inglaterra)

National Opera

National Opera London

Opera

Opera London

Sadler's Wells opera

Sadler's Wells Opera Company

Sadler's Wells Opera (Londyn)

Английская национальная опера

Англійська національна опера

האופרה האנגלית הלאומית

イングリッシュ・ナショナル・オペラ

英國國家歌劇團

英格兰国家歌剧团

Languages
English (203)

German (5)

Italian (2)